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Adult Health (Overview)

Adult Health


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How does dementia impact an adult's health?

How does dementia impact an adult's health?

Several assoc ills: Dementia is associated with many significant medical conditions. Severe dementia is often associated with choking, pneumonia, and skin sores from lying or sitting for too long. Dementia is also associated with malnutrition, depression, and decreased awareness of other medical conditions, such as urinary tract infections. ...Read more

Adult Health (Overview)

Adult Health


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Can any doc tell me what's the difference between children and adult mental health?

Can any doc tell me what's the difference between children and adult mental health?

Too vague: The question is far too vague to answer meaningfully, except in the most general terms. A mentally healthy adult can function effectively at work and in interpersonal relationships, and can enjoy leisure activities. A healthy child can function effectively in school, in relationships with adults and other children, and can enjoy play. ...Read more

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Could they send a child to adult mental health facility?

Could they send a child to adult mental health facility?

I have seen that: Done previously when all child beds at that facility and throughout the state were completely filled. In this situation the child had a one on one watch at all times and was not involved in adult therapy programs on the ward. The parents were aware that this was an unusual situation and gave authorization. It was a safety issue. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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How can I find an adult mental health advocate? An adult relative has been diagnosed bipolar. Usually this is treated sufficiently with medication. But recently, she has also been experiencing depression and anxiety, afraid of irrational things like the

Wait..: Your first question seems unrelated to the rest; you are describing a poorly compensated case of bipolar disorder. This needs to be addressed asap; consultation with a psychiatrist in order to stabilize this patient is a must. If this is done in an outpatient setting, typically a case manager from a state agency can be ensured through the discharge planners of the unit. ...Read more

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What is the smallest testicular volume considered normal for a health adult?

What is the smallest testicular volume considered normal for a health adult?

Normal?: On ultrasonography, you'll find figures of 18 ml as the low number for young men, but in two series of older men, the actual mean was 9-10 ml. Truth be told, ryan, why ask? You need enough functioning testicular tissue to maintain your adult male stuff and if you want, to become a father. The correlation with size is negligible, and few people are interested in who's got the big pair. ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
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Do not dig into the corners when you cut your nails
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Avoid harsh chemicals
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I'm doing a comparison of treatment plans for mental health adults. I needed some to look at. Do u know where I can go and look at treatment plans?

I'm doing a comparison of treatment plans for mental health adults. I needed some to look at. Do u know where I can go and look at treatment plans?

Very vague: Treatment plans are individualized for the particular problems being addressed, and the person who has them. They are developed between the psychiatrist and/or therapist and the patient. There are generalized manuals about developing treatment plans, and many clinics list types of therapies offered. Any sensible "comparison" of treatment plans would have to be done on a case-by-case basis. ...Read more

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Novoret for health adult. If they are safe why medical prescription needed for buying...can I take it. ..are there any side effects in long term?

Novoret for health adult. If they are safe why medical prescription needed for buying...can I take it. ..are there any side effects in long term?

Safe: Novoret is not available in the US, but the ingredients are available as nutritional supplements. Lutein and Zeaxanthin are carotenoids found in vegetables, DHA, EPA and Omega 3 Fatty acids are all safe to take. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between your toes after you bathe
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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Is adult breastfeeding good for health?

Is adult breastfeeding good for health?

Clarification...: If you are asking whether there are health benefits for an adult who drinks breast milk, I would say the risks outweigh the possible benefits. Certain infections (such the HIV virus and others) can be transmitted via breast milk. I would stick to my other milk choices (cow, goat, soy, rice, etc.). ...Read more

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I want to stop using the toilet and start wearing adult diapers for the health benefits?

I want to stop using the toilet and start wearing adult diapers for the health benefits?

Why?: This does not sound like a good idea. Wearing diapers and having urine and stool against your skin, can lead to rashes and skin breakdown. ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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Does eating oats regularly affect sexual health in adults?

Does eating oats regularly affect sexual health in adults?

Positively, yes: If you are eating oats, which lowers cholesterol and provides good fiber, then you will have overall better general health. Better general health translates into more energy and interest in sexual activity. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good reading references for adult behavior modification (physical health issues) in a non-clinical setting?

Can you suggest some good reading references for adult behavior modification (physical health issues) in a non-clinical setting?

Health issues: Mind body approaches to health issues include a trip to the doc to rule out or diagnose medical conditions if that has not been done yet. Then consider "Feeling Good" by David Burns for cognitive therapy to help mood disorders. "The Divided Mind" by John Sarno is good for pain. A clinical psychologist who specializes in health psychology or behavioral medicine can facilitate this process. Peace ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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What are the biggest health risks facing adults?

What are the biggest health risks facing adults?

Health risks adults: Health risks for adults in the US include: Heart disease, Cancer, Chronic respiratory diseases, accidents, strokes, diabetes, suicide, dementia, influenza & pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is the new health coverage for dependent adult children in effect?

Is the new health coverage for dependent adult children in effect?

Depends: Your best source of a specific answer is the source of your insurance. Although the law may allow you to cover a child or children to a specified age, it may require that you call in and add them to an existing policy before they are covered. ...Read more

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Improving Mental Health (Checklist)

Do some form of vigorous exercise everyday
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Maintain perfect sleep hygiene
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Accomplish a task daily, no matter how small
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Have contact with a friend daily, even if by text or email
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Does using a nutritional cleanse have any health value for an adult?

Does using a nutritional cleanse have any health value for an adult?

Yes: We live in a toxic world. Every person has many toxins, such as heavy metals, pesticides, pcb's, dioxins, pthalates, pbb's etc. Detoxification programs can lower our body burdens of these chemicals & research shows people generally feel better after such programs & this may be the best way to prevent disease! I advise everyone to do an annual cleanse. There are many ways to cleanse- see comment:. ...Read more

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Is milk good for adults and children? And how much should we consume dairy products? Is milk in any way bad for your health?

Is milk good for adults and children? And how much should we consume dairy products? Is milk in any way bad for your health?

Milk: Milk is a good source of protein and calcium. Low fat or 2% helps to address the issue of fat with milk. In children, milk is an important part of their diet However there are other ways to get the protein and calcium into your diet. Some people are unable to tolerate milk either because of an allergy to milk or an inability to breakdown lactose. Soy milk can replace the protein. ...Read more

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Is there mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults?

Is there mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults?

No there are not: No there are no mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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My adult kids are worried about my health now that I have chickenpox. What should I tell them?

My adult kids are worried about my health now that I have chickenpox. What should I tell them?

No worry: As long as they have received their varicella vaccine or has chicken pox, it is very unlikely there will be an issue. ...Read more

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My adult kids are worried about my health now that I have contact dermatitis. What should I tell them?

My adult kids are worried about my health now that I have contact dermatitis. What should I tell them?

Thank you.: Your adult children may be concerned for many reasons. Reassure them that you are taking good care of yourself and you involve your healthcare provider in your decisions. Contact dermatitis is annoying, but manageable with creams and avoidance of offending items. If your children are worrying too much or not allowing you to make your own decisions, discuss with them how to help w/o smothering. ...Read more

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Recent pupillary distance was measured as 65; before it was always 63, as adult. Does this reflect an underlying health issue?

Recent pupillary distance was measured as 65; before it was always 63, as adult. Does this reflect an underlying health issue?

Not to worry: Pupillary distance measurements are not very accurate, so it is unlikely that you have a problem. In the rare instance where you might have a cyst in the sinus or a tumor behind the eye, you would see an eye bulging or would have double vision. ...Read more